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Improve How You Schedule Your Time With These 10 Productivity Tips From Elon Musk

Musk sacrifices for productivity because he believes his work is crucial to saving civilization.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk seems to be one of the most productive -- or at least busiest -- people on the planet. As the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, he's busy …

Time Management

Procrastination: It's pretty much all in the mind

<b>To procrastinate or not: the answer may be down to differences in how our brains are wired, a study suggests.</b><p>It identified two areas of the brain that determine whether we are more likely to get on with a task or continually put it off.<p>Researchers used a survey and scans of 264 people's brains to …

Time Management

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short.<p>When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that that 77% had experienced burnout at …

If Your Team Sets Goals, But Fails to Successfully Deliver Them, You Need This 1 Meeting

Teams can set a solid strategy and create great goals but then miserably fail on the delivery. Here is the one meeting that will make a difference.<p>Nothing is more frustrating than having a great planning session and coming up with a breakthrough plan for the quarter, only to have the team fall …

The Best Books of 2018, According to CEOs

The CEO crowd isn’t the best place to go for book suggestions because they have so little free time to read. Nevertheless, we asked in our recent …

Why cheating is like pouring wine in a barrel

“What would it be like to live in a world without integrity?”<p>The annual festival was happening in a small village, and each villager was asked to …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

How Do Successful CEOs Spend Their Time? Here's What You Should (And Shouldn't) Emulate

Researchers at Harvard made in-depth discoveries about a CEO's day, including how much time they spent sleeping, in meetings, working and well, not working.<p>In a company, you have people selected for very specific roles in specific departments, but what exactly does a CEO fall under? They're kind of …

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

This Is the Easiest Way to Break a Bad Habit, According to a Psychologist

Though it doesn't exactly bode well for my looming deadline, it's rather pertinent that as I write this, I'm searching for words through a soupy …

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

10 Simple Habits That Will Make You More Likable Right Away

Enthusiasm is contagious.<p><i>What are some social life hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, 7-figure entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>Growing up, I was one of the shyest and …

Bill Gates: You might not make time to read this type of book—but you should

Bill Gates' obsession with reading started early on. As a kid, his parents gave him "an arbitrary budget to buy books, so I got to read a lot," he …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Opinion: 40 books every self-respecting investor needs to read

A timeline of some of the best investment books. pic.twitter.com/a15MmiWPkT<p>— Michael Batnick (@michaelbatnick) October 20, 2015<p><i>“You don’t have to</i> …

3 things you can’t do with math

I’ve been doing analytics, data science and statistics for a long time, and I remember when analytics was just called “math.” I walked around the RSA Conference show floor this year, and I would like to apologize on behalf of the entire analytics industry for all the noise out there on the subject. …

Use These 3 Questions To Keep Your Team High Performing

In the SEAL Teams, whenever we were patrolling to a target, each operator in the patrol would ask himself three questions. These three questions helped us ascertain our relevance as individuals which, in turn, determined our relevance as a team. Those three questions were:<p>Is my gun up (ready)?<br>• Where …

Team Building

The Productivity Paradox: How Working Less Will Make You More Productive

We all want to get a lot of meaningful work done. It’s natural. Nobody goes to work and says, <i>“Today, I don’t want to make any progress at all. I want</i> …

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand gestures have their time …

Relationships

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

These days, it seems like every card-carrying millennial has cut the cord and embraced the cable-free lifestyle. At first, it seems fun and exciting. …

This may be why you can’t remember the first years of life

Remember growing those baby teeth? Taking that inaugural crawl? Mouthing that earliest solid food?<p>Of course you don’t — and neither does anyone else. …

The Brain

6 Reasons This Is the Perfect Thank-You Email to Send After a Job Interview

When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you often eliminate yourself from the competition.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110 percent once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and …

The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

You’ve probably encountered managers you admire more for their technical skills than for their actual leadership skills.<p>Perhaps it’s the familiarity of this experience that lends the Peter Principle its popular appeal. The Peter Principle, laid out in a 1969 book by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, describes …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

Leadership

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …